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Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB)

The Philosophy, Science, and Practices <br>10 CE Hours available

June 16 - 18, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$425 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

What is the importance of the science of emotions? How does it help us work with our patients/clients? This weekend takes a deep dive into these and other questions.

Paul Ekman and B. Alan Wallace developed the Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) research and training program as the result of a dialogue between biobehavioral scientists, the Dalai Lama, and Buddhist monks and scholars. CEB developed as an integration of Western scientific and Buddhist psychological understandings of how we can help our patients/clients improve our relationship to our emotions.

Join leading CEB faculty as they share the cumulative wisdom of decades of research, practice, and theory in the field with a focus on the direct application of these topics.

Through presentations, breakout sessions, practice, and question and answer periods, you will learn to:

  • Describe Characteristics of Emotions from Western Psychological Science
  • Practice Mapping of Emotion Episodes to work with difficult emotional episodes
  • Explain secular tools for working with Emotions from Contemplative Perspective
  • Identify complimentary practices for mental balance from Western and Contemplative Science
  • State definition and benefits of Attention
  • Compare Attention and Inattention in Emotions and Thoughts, Meta Cognitive Awareness
  • Practice Attention on Breath and Body

June 16-18, 2017

Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

10 CE Hours available


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  • Faculty Bio
    B. Alan Wallace, PhD

    Scholar of Tibetan Buddhism

    B. Alan Wallace is the founder and president of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. He has taught Buddhist meditation and philosophy worldwide since 1976 and has served as interpreter for numerous Tibetan scholars and contemplatives, including the Dalai Lama.

    Weaving an academic career with periods of time in retreat, Alan is a dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind.

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    Ryan Redman, MA

    Ryan Redman is cofounder and executive director of the Flourish Foundation, a social nonprofit dedicated to promoting contemplative practices in communities for the purpose of achieving mental balance and universal compassion.

    He is also a certified instructor of Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) and serves as a core faculty member of the Inner Kids Program. He has been teaching contemplative-based practices in Sun Valley, Idaho, for the past 15 years.

    Ryan developed an interest in contemplative practices at an early age. In his early 20s he spent three years in India, deepening his personal practice and furthering his understanding of various traditions. He holds a master’s degree in contemplative education from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and continues to study meditation with B. Alan Wallace.

    Ryan is actively involved in local community service as a Rotarian and hospice volunteer, and each year he leads international service projects to Central America and Asia.

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    Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD

    Emotion regulation and mindfulness trainer

    Eve Ekman is a stress, emotion, and empathy postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. The daughter of Paul Ekman, a pioneering founder of the field of emotion research, Eve is an internationally sought-after trainer of emotion regulation and mindfulness skills.

    Her research interests are inspired by her past experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital and her training in Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), an applied emotion-regulation and mindfulness intervention.

    At the Osher Center, Eve continues to refine the framework, research, and training in the areas of meaning, empathy, and burnout. She provides trainings based on CEB to a wide array of clients in technology, health care, criminal justice, law, and education. She has also led a training for Wisdom 2.0, and gave a TEDx talk at California State East Bay.

    In 2012, an Elle magazine profile introduced Eve’s research into mainstream media.

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    Paul Ekman, PhD

    World-renowned facial expression expert and author

    Paul Ekman is the world’s foremost expert on facial expressions and is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco.

    Dr. Ekman was ranked 15th among the most influential psychologists of the 21st century by Archives of Scientific Psychology and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

    In addition to his distinguished academic career, Dr. Ekman has authored more than 100 published articles and holds several honorary doctoral degrees. He is author of 15 books, including Emotions Revealed, Telling Lies and Emotional Awareness, a conversation between himself and the Dalai Lama.

    His research and publications span decades, revealing key insights about human emotion and communication. The television series Lie to Me, which aired on the FOX network from 2009 to 2011, was based on Dr. Ekman’s work.

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    Shauna Shapiro, PhD

    Clinical psychologist and mindfulness expert

    Shauna Shapiro, a professor at Santa Clara University, is a clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness.

    Recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, Dr. Shapiro is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, which was cofounded by the Dalai Lama.

    She leads mindfulness programs internationally and has been invited to present for the king of Thailand, the Danish government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China. Dr. Shapiro serves on the advisory board of Axialent, a leader in conscious business, and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies, including Cisco Systems and Google.

    She has published more than 150 articles and book chapters and is coauthor of the critically acclaimed texts The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.

    Dr. Shapiro’s work has been featured in Wired magazine, USA Today, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and American Psychologist.

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  • Why Attend
    • Learn the important scientific findings of emotion science and gain an expanded understanding of the positive impact and potential of CEB for yourself and the world.

    • Experience practices that effectively promote mental and emotional well-being by building awareness and skills.

    • Gain new tools and insights in a burgeoning field that has emerged at the nexus of Eastern and Western thought.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    June 16

    7:30 PM -7:45 PM: Welcome From All Faculty – Eve Introduces Faculty
    (Shauna is arriving at 8pm)

    7:45 PM – 8:00 PM: Opening Meditation with Alan

    8:00 PM – 8:50 PM: History of Cultivating Emotional Balance- Foundations of Secular Approach to working with Emotions, Goals: “Spark before the Flame” (Panel Moderated by Eve)

    8:45 PM – 9:00 PM: Brief Closing Meditation, setting our intention with Ryan

    June 17

    7:30 AM – 7:45 AM: (Optional) Meditation with Ryan and Eve – Shamata

    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Morning Teaching of Eastern and Western Philosophy of Emotions Alan and Paul. Q&A

    10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Break

    11:00 AM -12:00 PM: Teaching on Wellbeing, Emotional Balance and Meditation in Healthcare, Schools and Criminal Justice Shauna, Eve and Ryan. Q&A

    12:00 PM – 1:45 PM:  Lunch
    1:45 PM – 2:45 PM: Afternoon Group Activity: Emotion Skills 101

    Eve and Ryan- Emotion Families, Mapping Emotions

    2:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Break

    3:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Breakout Sessions:

    • Contemplative Science of the Mind with Alan
    • Foundations of Emotion Science and Global Compassion with Paul
    • Applied meditation training and research: Shauna, Eve and Ryan

    6:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Dinner

    8:30 PM – 9:15 PM: (Optional) Evening Meditation Q&A with Tenzin Chogkyi

    Embodied Emotion

    June 18

    7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Morning Meditation with Ryan and Eve – Intro to 4 Immeasurables

    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Teaching Model of Mental Balance- Shauna and Alan. Q&A

    10:00 AM – 10:15 PM: Break

    10:15 AM -11:15 AM: Mapping the Emotional Timeline, Experiential exercises Eve, Paul and Ryan

    11:15 AM -12:00 PM: Closing reflections and group activity for carry forward


    None required.

    Experience Level

    Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors. All Levels.

    CEs Available

    For psychologists, social workers

    This course has been approved for 10 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    If You Cancel
    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels
    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

    For questions or concerns, please email [email protected], Programming Department.

    Recommended Reading

    Recommended Readings
    The Attention Revolution, B. Alan Wallace
    Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman
    Articles by Eve Ekman and Shauna Shapiro

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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